Nobel 2022 prize season under shadow of war in Ukraine

STOCKHOLM: Next week the world will celebrate peace and mankind’s do-gooders when the winners of the Nobel prizes are revealed in a string of daily announcements — as war rages in Ukraine. Not since World War II has been a conflict between two countries so close to Stockholm and Oslo, where the prestigious wage awards … Read more

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters has Poland gigs cancelled over stance on Ukraine war – National

Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters had his tour dates in Poland canceled amid outrage over his stance on Russia’s war against Ukraine, according to Polish media and statements from the artist. An official with the Tauron Arena in Krakow, where Waters was scheduled to perform two concerts in April 2023, said the concerts were canceled … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy says two more burial sites found in liberated Izium

KYIV: Ukraine has discovered two more mass burial sites containing the bodies of hundreds of people in the northeastern town of Izium, which Kyiv recaptured from Russia this month, President Volodymyr Ukrainian Zelenskyy said. Zelenskyy made his comment in an interview with CBS published late on Sunday in which he also called for sustained sanctions … Read more

Saudi prince’s Ukraine mediation signals ‘useful’ Russia ties

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has won a diplomatic victory by securing freedom for foreign fighters captured in Ukraine, signaling the value of the crown prince’s alliance with Russia to Western partners seeking to isolate Moscow over the there, analysts say. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may also find that the initiative — intentionally or otherwise — … Read more

Bankers, State Media Journalists Excluded From Russia’s Mobilisation Drive

This would be Russia’s first military mobilization since World War Two. Some Russian technology professionals, bankers, and journalists at state media outlets will not be called up to serve in Ukraine as part of Russia’s mobilization drive, the defense ministry said on Friday in a statement. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said earlier this week Russia … Read more

Ukraine seizes dozens of Russian tanks left by fleeing forces

KYIV: Ukraine’s military has grabbed dozens of tanks left by fleeing Russian troops in the east, according to people familiar with the matter, adding crucial weaponry to its arsenal nearly seven months into a war where both sides have lost manpower and machinery. One of the people put the number of tanks captured around 200, … Read more

Over 1,300 detained in anti-mobilisation protests across Russia

LONDON: Security forces detained more than 1,300 people in Russia on Wednesday at protests denouncing mobilisation, a rights group said, hours after President Vladimir Putin ordered Russia’s first military draft since World War Two. The independent OVD-Info protest monitoring group said that according to information it had collated from 38 Russian cities, more than 1,311 … Read more

Joe Biden Rips Into Russia AT UN General Assembly Session

Russia has shamelessly violated the core tenets of the United Nations Charter, said Biden. United Nations: US President Joe Biden tore into Vladimir Putin on Wednesday as he addressed the United Nations, saying the Russian leader “shamelessly violated” the UN Charter when he invaded neighbor Ukraine. “Russia has shamelessly violated the core tenets of the … Read more

Putin announces partial mobilization for Russian citizens

KYIV: Russian President Vladimir Putin on announced a partial mobilization in Russia Wednesday as the war in Ukraine reaches nearly seven months and Moscow loses ground on the battlefield. Putin’s address to the nation comes a day after Russian-controlled regions in eastern and southern Ukraine announced plans to hold votes on becoming integral parts of … Read more

Putin’s Televised Warning To Escalate Ukraine War

Putin last week vowed to pursue the attack on Ukraine (File) Moscow: President Vladimir Putin declared a “partial mobilization,” calling up 300,000 reservists in a major escalation of his flagging invasion of Ukraine, which he portrayed as a fight to the death with the US and its allies. “When the territorial integrity of our country … Read more